Category: Arctic

Scenery Prince Christian Sound  GreenlandBirds on Floating Iceberg

Greenland –   the least populated country in the world & the largest island on earth.  What an incredible country – most of the landmass, certainly in winter, is covered with ice and snow.  I was there at the end of Inuit Girl and Puppythe European summer and the ice had melted in the south, the grass was green and wildflowers bloomed inIceberg in Prince Christian Sound Greenland profusion.   Travelling through the spectacular Prince Christian Sound, we navigated the large and beautiful icebergs, gazed in awe at the hanging glaciers and those that had crept to touch the aquamarine waters of the sound. A small Inuit village was tucked into the shelter of a cove, as usual the large white church dominating the tiny settlement.

The capital, Nuuk is not so beautiful but an interesting capital city and surrounded by spectacular scenery. The small towns of Nanortalik and Qatortok were deInuit Kids Playing in a Fountain on a Summer Day in GreenlandGlacier Prince Christian Sound Greenlandlightful, with their brightly painted houses, small harbours, and friendly Inuit people out and about enjoying the daylight and the occasional warmth from the short summer’s sun.

 House at Nanortalik

House at NanortalikLocal Inuit Family Preparing Freshly Caught Fish in Their BackyaTown of Nanortalik

Iceland is now becoming a popular tourist destination but with such a small population and being remote from the rest of Europe it never feels crowded.  Iceland is a beautiful wilderness with  prolific bird life and amazing geothermal and geological landscapes.  Mountains, rivers, lakes, fjords and a wild coastline dotted with tiny fishing villages.  The capital, Rekjavik, is a delightful, arty, tiny city with brightly coloured houses and welcoming people.  

0209 Godafoss Waterfall in IcelandSeltun Geothermal Area IcelandMain Street AkureyriReykjavik Residents Icelandic Pony on Grimsey 0280 Namafjall  Iceland Thermal Area0272 Lava Fields at Dimmuborgir, IcelandGullfoss or Golden Waterfall IcelandEskfijordur IcelandModern Reykjavik and Cathedral
1034 Seltun Geothermal Area Iceland

Blue Lagoon at Grindavik Iceland
 Bolungarvik Cottages  Iceland
Seltun Geothermal Area IcelandGodafoss

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